Charred Elegance

Colored only by smoke from the firing, this series manifests the earthy, primal nature of clay. Abundant variations in the warm slate surface catch light and shadow to create elegant silhouettes, accentuating each edge and bulging volume.

Dominant negative spaces are defined by the masses that surround them with fluid, morphing transitions between interior and exterior. Several of the pieces frame a view of melted glass puddled in the bottom, like a pool of frozen diamonds inside in a velvet jewelry box.